> On Sun, 29 Sep 1996 sthaug @
> > [Adam Safier <asafier @
> > | Rummor has it that a Pentium 200 running SOLARI x86 2.5.1 will outperform
> > | a SPARCStation 5. But a SPARCStation 5 can have 9 ethernet interfaces
> > | (motherboard + 2 quad cards) while a Pentium usually has a limited number
> > | of free slots. (I know about specialty motherboards but am trying to
> > | stick to a "common" platform.)
> This amazes you? I/O on sparcs is not that great. Our main server a P-100
> with 64 Megs of ram and FreeBSD can put our totally unused just sits there
> SS20 with 128 megs of ram to shame. For I/O, and memory writes. Im not
> saying sparcs are trash just that there not as whoopy as one would think.
Yes, however you forget to mention which SPARC module(s) you are using.
Is this SS20 running 50,60,75,100,125 or 150 modules with or without the
1Mbyte Cache ? Anyhow a 50 Mhz module runs on the MBus at only 40MHz.
Not really a comparison to a 100MHz Pentium.
BTW > Solaris 2.4 is needed to use 64 bits on the S-Bus